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Danielle Pesta is the digital editor for PMP magazine and its parent company, North Coast Media. She can be reached at dpesta@northcoastmedia.net or 216-363-7928.

Posts by Danielle Pesta

Bed bugs in Apple store illustrate why communication is key Posted on 18 Apr 2019 in the Bed Bugs & Crawling the Web categories.

The temporary Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York City has been battling bed bugs for over a month without communication to employees or shoppers. Read more»

Beware of stinging pest allergies Posted on 11 Apr 2019 in the Crawling the Web & Stinging Insects & Wasps categories.

Pest management professionals (PMPs) should be warned: stinging insect bites can cause severe allergic reactions. A PMP in England recently died after being stung twice by wasps. Lee Darker encountered... Read more»

Bed bugs in books Posted on 01 Apr 2019 in the Bed Bugs & Crawling the Web categories.

Do you offer bed bug treatments for libraries? It might be worth considering. A library system in Lincoln, Nebraska inspects every book or item returned to all eight branches. The... Read more»

2019 PMP Growth Summit, continued Posted on 14 Mar 2019 in the featured & Pest Talk categories.

The PMP Growth Summit began Wednesday, March 13. See details and photos from day 1 here. The second day of the PMP Growth Summit kicked off with breakfast roundtables. Pest... Read more»

2019 PMP Growth Summit, Day 1 Posted on 13 Mar 2019 in the featured & Pest Talk categories.

The third annual Pest Management Professional (PMP) Growth Summit got underway the afternoon of Wednesday, March 13, with its first-ever Boardroom Presentations. Taking place once again at the Reunion Resort... Read more»

How spiders find their mate Posted on 10 Jan 2019 in the Crawling the Web & Spiders categories.

Engagement season is upon us. The holidays bring about a lot of engagements, weddings and even baby announcements. Well, to mix it up, here’s some insight into the courting habits... Read more»

Research reveals impacts of total solar eclipse on bees Posted on 03 Dec 2018 in the Bees & Crawling the Web & Hornets & Stinging Insects categories.

You may remember to total solar eclipse in 2017 in North America that everyone was buzzing about? Well, research from the University of Missouri is reporting that bees stopping buzzing,... Read more»

LA gets hit with flea-borne typhus outbreak Posted on 14 Nov 2018 in the Crawling the Web & Fleas & Ticks categories.

A growing outbreak of flea-borne typhus has hit downtown Los Angeles, particularly the homeless population. Read more»

Pheromones in tears of baby mice could prevent breeding Posted on 06 Nov 2018 in the Crawling the Web & Mice & Rodents categories.

Signals from a pheromone produced by male mice to encourage breeding, is replaced with signals from a pheromone produced by baby mice. Read more»

Research shows dogs can smell malaria parasites Posted on 02 Nov 2018 in the Crawling the Web categories.

Detector dogs to the rescue again! If you’ve read David Latimer‘s recent installment on detector dogs and their capabilities at being a good team members for pest management professionals (PMPs),... Read more»